I am a pumpkin addict… and nothing can satisfy the craving like Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting.
It’s unfortunate that pumpkin is strictly seasonal. If you dare bake a big pumpkin pie in the summer, people will look at you like you’re wearing undies on your head. Pumpkin cookies on Easter? Not on your life!
So that means, right now, while we have the chance, we MUST stuff ourselves with as many pumpkin dishes as possible. No really. That’s an official component of fall.
This Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting is my absolute favorite pumpkin recipe for feeding the pumpkin fetish. Granted, I do love these Creamy Chocolate Pumpkin Bars and a good Pumpkin Milk Shake. Yet this cake, folks, is off the charts.
Let me start by telling you it’s a BIG cake–three 9 inch layers with a thick layer of maple frosting for each; perfect for sharing with a large group. Or not.
The Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting is incomparably moist with a good amount of spice. I offer three options for spicing it up. The play-it-safe option: Pumpkin Pie Spice, a standard blend of your favorite fall spices. However for the adventurous cook, I suggest adding either Garam Masala or Chinese 5 Spice Powder. Both include the comfort of cinnamon, but also provide an extra kick of various exotic spices (potentially) including: nutmeg, fennel, cardamom, coriander, cumin, star anise, ginger and clove. Some of these are thought to be “savory” spices, but you’d be amazed at what they can do for a cake.
The Maple Frosting in this Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting. It’s the perfect complement to the Pumpkin Spice Cake, with an earthy sweetness and creamy texture. It takes this pumpkin masterpiece to the next level.
L.O.V.E. this cake. And so will you!
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